Erin Graff Zivin is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Graduate Certificate program in
I think the idea that we have to either accept or reject traditions, texts, works of art because they are tainted by cultural forces or even individuals who offend us is premised on a false dichotomy. I’ll go further. I think this kind of thinking has more in common with religious fundamentalism than it does with a more humanistic approach that is a little more complicated, but ultimately much more rewarding.
Is Noah (and his rainbow) the most LGBTQ parsha ever?